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U of I men’s basketball program fined for coaching violation

The University of Idaho men’s basketball program and its former head coach have been penalized by the NCAA for multiple rule violations. The program will face restrictions during the 2020-21 season.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The NCAA penalized the University of Idaho men’s basketball program and former head coach Don Verlin for rule violations related to coaching practices. The penalties included a $5,000 fine and two years of probation for the men’s basketball program, as well as restrictions during the 2020-21 season....

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

Evergreen’s end of the year awards for WSU

CJ Elleby is tied with Cougar legend Steve Puidokas with 559 points and has a chance to pass him with any bucket in the Pac-12 tournament and have third place all to himself.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 12, 2020

Player of the Year: CJ Elleby In a surprise to absolutely no one, Elleby was the best player on the team this season. The sophomore forward and Seattle native took a big step forward in his second year in Pullman. The team underwent a lot of changes in the offseason; they lost leading scorer Robert Fran...

A countdown: legendary ‘Smith-isms’

This reporter learned that Smith has an interesting way of iterating and reflecting upon the game of basketball.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

First-year basketball head coach Kyle Smith gave the program a breath of fresh air and high hopes for the near future. Alongside the milestones that Smith achieved this year, he gave Cougar fans a unique perspective on how to perceive WSU basketball. I learned early on this season that Smith has...

Cougars make history in Las Vegas

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

The 11th seed WSU men’s basketball team defeated the sixth seed University of Colorado 82-68 in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. This is the first time in Pac-12 Tournament history that a 11th seed team defeated a sixth seed team and the Cougars’ (16-16, 6-12) first Pac-12 Tournament win s...

WSU takes on Colorado

WSU takes on Colorado

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 11, 2020

In the first round of the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, the 11th seed Cougars will face the sixth seed University of Colorado Buffaloes at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 23rd annual Pac-12 Tournament hosts all teams from the conference in a four-round bracket to crown the season...

Pac-12 tournament predictions

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby jukes past a Arizona State defender on Jan. 29th at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 11, 2020

No. 8 Oregon State vs No. 1 Oregon at noon Thursday The Beavers and Ducks meet for the third time after a season split. Oregon State was able to steal one victory from Oregon in the regular season but may not be as lucky the third time around. If the Beavers can stop Oregon’s senior guard Payton ...

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

Junior guard Isaac Bonton, left, and Sophomore forward CJ Elleby, right, prepare for play against UW on Feb. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

First Round No. 9 Utah vs No. 8 Oregon State at noon Wednesday Both of these teams got big wins over the weekend to improve their tournament seeding and now, as a result, will play each other. They split their season series with Utah, winning the first matchup by 12, and Oregon State, evening it...

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

Junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

Junior forward Tony Miller made a statement against Arizona State University on Saturday. He proved to everybody in attendance and watching at home that he is a baller. Miller has had a difficult season; he missed a month of action due to an injury and has only played over 20 minutes in seven o...

WSU rally falls short over the weekend in Arizona

Freshman Guard Noah Williams looks to make a move against Stanford on Feb. 23 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball

March 9, 2020

WSU men’s basketball ended the regular sea­son schedule with an 83-74 loss to the Arizona State University Sun Devils on Saturday in the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Junior forward Tony Miller led the Cougars (15-16, 6-12) in scoring for the third time of his career with 21 points,...

Men’s basketball ends regular season against ASU

Junior Guard Isaac Bonton jukes a defender as he looks to hit a jump shot on Jan. 29 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball finishes its Arizona road trip and plays its final game of the regular season against the Arizona State University Sun Devils at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. WSU (15-15, 6-11) comes off a 83-62 loss to the University of Arizona Wildcat...

Cougars struggle in loss to Wildcats

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby looks for open teammate to pass to on Feb. 2 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball fell to the University of Arizona Wildcats 83-62 as the Wildcats scored 54 points in the second half alone Thursday night in Tucson, Arizona. The Cougars (15-15, 6-11) leading scorer was junior guard Isaac Bonton with 21 points, 10 of which came from the free throw line. Bonton ...

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